Mohan Venkatnarsimha Belthur

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We undertook this retrospective study to determine the rate of recurrence and functional outcome after intralesional curettage for chondroblastoma of bone. The factors associated with aggressive behaviour of the tumour were also analysed. We reviewed 53 patients with histologically-proven chondroblastoma who were treated by intralesional curettage in our(More)
BACKGROUND Septic arthritis of the shoulder is a rare infection in healthy children. This infection requires prompt surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment. A delay in surgical intervention can result in damage to the articular surface of the glenohumeral joint, adjacent osteomyelitis, and possible growth disturbance. The clinical course of septic(More)
Thirty-four patients with infected massive endoprostheses had two-stage revision procedures to cure the infection and retain a useful functioning limb. An antibiotic impregnated cement spacer constructed with two cement gun liners and a Kuntscher nail provided temporary stability and also allowed a high dose of local antibiotic concentration. In three(More)
A physiotherapy specialist clinic was set up to reduce waiting times for non-urgent, new paediatric orthopaedic referrals. The outcome was reviewed at a minimum of 12 months for 1046 referrals assessed in the physiotherapy support clinic to analyse its effectiveness. Altogether 114 patients failed to attend the clinic. The remaining 932 patients form the(More)
BACKGROUND Osteomyelitis is a common pediatric musculoskeletal infection. This infection can weaken the normal bone structure, resulting in the risk of a pathologic fracture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for pathologic fracture in children with Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis. METHODS Seventeen children who were treated(More)
UNLABELLED Between 2003 and 2006, we used an extraarticular, cannulated, fully threaded posterior calcaneotibial screw to prevent equinus contracture in 10 patients (four male and six female patients, 14 limbs) undergoing tibial lengthening with the intramedullary skeletal kinetic distractor. Diagnoses were fibular hemimelia (two), mesomelic dwarfism (two),(More)
Between 1983 and 1996, nine children were treated with extensible endoprosthetic replacements of the proximal femur after resection of primary bone tumors. Four patients died of their disease. The remaining five patients were observed for an average follow-up period of 7.6 years. In these five patients, the authors performed an average of 10.2 operations(More)
PURPOSE Isolated congenital clubfoot can be treated either operatively (posteromedial release) or conservatively (Ponseti method). This study retrospectively compared mid-term outcomes after surgical and Ponseti treatments to a normal sample and used multiple evaluation techniques, such as detailed gait analysis and foot kinematics. METHODS Twenty-six(More)
BACKGROUND The modalities and results of surgical intervention in the lower extremity in children with Morquio syndrome type A [mucopolysaccharidosis-IV (MPS-IVA)] have not been well described. The aims of this study are to define the lower extremity deformities, and describe the results of intervention in MPS-IVA patients. METHODS Retrospective chart and(More)